Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 969
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: 31 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by Here4Beer:
4.06/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
On a vacation involving some national doozies such as HopLeaf, MapRoom, & Publican this place stood out to me as a less reputable newcomer that was surprisingly impressive. What was supposed to be a quick round or two before an afternoon Sox game turned into four, as they offered some damn fine drafts.
Nondescript building nearby Depaul, not quite a college bar though as it looked like it had a fresh coat of paint and probably 100 bottles on a shelf in decorative fashion.
The craft beer conference was in town a week or two before, and DLDay was occuring the weekend I was in town, so maybe they had out a stellar tap lineup b/c of that? Regardless they had plenty of interesting sours, Imp IPA's, and other goodies I can't get in Las Vegas. Loved the Hopslam & Oak Aged Unearthly from Southern Tier.
Service was knowledgeable and attentive, but I was one of a dozen or so in there so maybe not so applicable.
All in all, check it out! As a beerbar barkeep this place reminded me of somewhere I'd like to work. The condescending beer snob attitude which can be found by the barkeeps/mgmt at the big national beer bars like Toronado is NOT found in this place. It's just a cool, low key hang with great suds. I'll be back (no Austrian accent intended)
04-29-2010 01:50:30 | More by Here4Beer
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